Gain-Cell Embedded DRAMs for Low-Power VLSI Systems-on-Chip

Author: Pascal Meinerzhagen

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 146

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This book pioneers the field of gain-cell embedded DRAM (GC-eDRAM) design for low-power VLSI systems-on-chip (SoCs). Novel GC-eDRAMs are specifically designed and optimized for a range of low-power VLSI SoCs, ranging from ultra-low power to power-aware high-performance applications. After a detailed review of prior-art GC-eDRAMs, an analytical retention time distribution model is introduced and validated by silicon measurements, which is key for low-power GC-eDRAM design. The book then investigates supply voltage scaling and near-threshold voltage (NTV) operation of a conventional gain cell (GC), before presenting novel GC circuit and assist techniques for NTV operation, including a 3-transistor full transmission-gate write port, reverse body biasing (RBB), and a replica technique for optimum refresh timing. Next, conventional GC bitcells are evaluated under aggressive technology and voltage scaling (down to the subthreshold domain), before novel bitcells for aggressively scaled CMOS nodes and soft-error tolerance as presented, including a 4-transistor GC with partial internal feedback and a 4-transistor GC with built-in redundancy.

Gain-Cell Embedded DRAMs for Low-Power VLSI Systems-on-Chip

Author: Pascal Meinerzhagen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 146

View: 917

This book pioneers the field of gain-cell embedded DRAM (GC-eDRAM) design for low-power VLSI systems-on-chip (SoCs). Novel GC-eDRAMs are specifically designed and optimized for a range of low-power VLSI SoCs, ranging from ultra-low power to power-aware high-performance applications. After a detailed review of prior-art GC-eDRAMs, an analytical retention time distribution model is introduced and validated by silicon measurements, which is key for low-power GC-eDRAM design. The book then investigates supply voltage scaling and near-threshold voltage (NTV) operation of a conventional gain cell (GC), before presenting novel GC circuit and assist techniques for NTV operation, including a 3-transistor full transmission-gate write port, reverse body biasing (RBB), and a replica technique for optimum refresh timing. Next, conventional GC bitcells are evaluated under aggressive technology and voltage scaling (down to the subthreshold domain), before novel bitcells for aggressively scaled CMOS nodes and soft-error tolerance as presented, including a 4-transistor GC with partial internal feedback and a 4-transistor GC with built-in redundancy.

SOC Design Methodologies

IFIP TC10 / WG10.5 Eleventh International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration of Systems-on-Chip (VLSI-SOC’01) December 3–5, 2001, Montpellier, France

Author: Michel Robert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 591

The 11 th IFIP International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration, in Montpellier, France, December 3-5,2001, was a great success. The main focus was about IP Cores, Circuits and System Designs & Applications as well as SOC Design Methods and CAD. This book contains the best papers (39 among 70) that have been presented during the conference. Those papers deal with all aspects of importance for the design of the current and future integrated systems. System on Chip (SOC) design is today a big challenge for designers, as a SOC may contain very different blocks, such as microcontrollers, DSPs, memories including embedded DRAM, analog, FPGA, RF front-ends for wireless communications and integrated sensors. The complete design of such chips, in very deep submicron technologies down to 0.13 mm, with several hundreds of millions of transistors, supplied at less than 1 Volt, is a very challenging task if design, verification, debug and industrial test are considered. The microelectronic revolution is fascinating; 55 years ago, in late 1947, the transistor was invented, and everybody knows that it was by William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter H. Brattein, Bell Telephone Laboratories, which received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956. Probably, everybody thinks that it was recognized immediately as a major invention.

Integrated Circuit and System Design

Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation; 14th International Workshop, PATMOS 2004, Santorini, Greece, September 15-17, 2004, Proceedings

Author: Enrico Macii

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 916

View: 618

WelcometotheproceedingsofPATMOS2004,thefourteenthinaseriesofint- national workshops. PATMOS 2004 was organized by the University of Patras with technical co-sponsorship from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. Over the years, the PATMOS meeting has evolved into an important - ropean event, where industry and academia meet to discuss power and timing aspects in modern integrated circuit and system design. PATMOS provides a forum for researchers to discuss and investigate the emerging challenges in - sign methodologies and tools required to develop the upcoming generations of integrated circuits and systems. We realized this vision this year by providing a technical program that contained state-of-the-art technical contributions, a keynote speech, three invited talks and two embedded tutorials. The technical program focused on timing, performance and power consumption, as well as architectural aspects, with particular emphasis on modelling, design, charac- rization, analysis and optimization in the nanometer era. This year a record 152 contributions were received to be considered for p- sible presentation at PATMOS. Despite the choice for an intense three-day m- ting, only 51 lecture papers and 34 poster papers could be accommodated in the single-track technical program. The Technical Program Committee, with the - sistance of additional expert reviewers, selected the 85 papers to be presented at PATMOS and organized them into 13 technical sessions. As was the case with the PATMOS workshops, the review process was anonymous, full papers were required, and several reviews were received per manuscript.

The VLSI Handbook

Author: Wai-Kai Chen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1788

View: 585

Over the years, the fundamentals of VLSI technology have evolved to include a wide range of topics and a broad range of practices. To encompass such a vast amount of knowledge, The VLSI Handbook focuses on the key concepts, models, and equations that enable the electrical engineer to analyze, design, and predict the behavior of very large-scale integrated circuits. It provides the most up-to-date information on IC technology you can find. Using frequent examples, the Handbook stresses the fundamental theory behind professional applications. Focusing not only on the traditional design methods, it contains all relevant sources of information and tools to assist you in performing your job. This includes software, databases, standards, seminars, conferences and more. The VLSI Handbook answers all your needs in one comprehensive volume at a level that will enlighten and refresh the knowledge of experienced engineers and educate the novice. This one-source reference keeps you current on new techniques and procedures and serves as a review for standard practice. It will be your first choice when looking for a solution.

VLSI Design: Circuits, Systems and Applications

Select Proceedings of ICNETS2

Author: Jie Li

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 270

View: 866

This book gathers a collection of papers by international experts presented at the International Conference on NextGen Electronic Technologies (ICNETS2-2017), which cover key developments in the field of electronics and communication engineering. ICNETS2 encompassed six symposia covering all aspects of the electronics and communications domains, including relevant nano/micro materials and devices. This book showcases the latest research in very-large-scale integration (VLSI) Design: Circuits, Systems and Applications, making it a valuable resource for all researchers, professionals, and students working in the core areas of electronics and their applications, especially in digital and analog VLSI circuits and systems.

Integrated Circuit and System Design

Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation : ... International Workshop, PATMOS ... : Proceedings

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Category: Integrated circuits

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Low-Power NoC for High-Performance SoC Design

Author: Hoi-Jun Yoo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 302

Chip Design and Implementation from a Practical Viewpoint Focusing on chip implementation, Low-Power NoC for High-Performance SoC Design provides practical knowledge and real examples of how to use network on chip (NoC) in the design of system on chip (SoC). It discusses many architectural and theoretical studies on NoCs, including design methodology, topology exploration, quality-of-service guarantee, low-power design, and implementation trials. The Steps to Implement NoC The book covers the full spectrum of the subject, from theory to actual chip design using NoC. Employing the Unified Modeling Language (UML) throughout, it presents complicated concepts, such as models of computation and communication–computation partitioning, in a manner accessible to laypeople. The authors provide guidelines on how to simplify complex networking theory to design a working chip. In addition, they explore the novel NoC techniques and implementations of the Basic On-Chip Network (BONE) project. Examples of real-time decisions, circuit-level design, systems, and chips give the material a real-world context. Low-Power NoC and Its Application to SoC Design Emphasizing the application of NoC to SoC design, this book shows how to build the complicated interconnections on SoC while keeping a low power consumption.

Memory, Microprocessor, and ASIC

Author: Wai-Kai Chen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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Timing, memory, power dissipation, testing, and testability are all crucial elements of VLSI circuit design. In this volume culled from the popular VLSI Handbook, experts from around the world provide in-depth discussions on these and related topics. Stacked gate, embedded, and flash memory all receive detailed treatment, including their power consumption and recent developments in low-power memories. Reflecting the rapid development and importance of systems-on-a-chip (SOCs), an entire chapter is devoted to application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Design-related topics include microprocessor architectures, layout methods, design verification, testability concepts, and various CAD tools. .

VLSI Design

Author: K. Lal Kishore

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

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Page: 414

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Aimed primarily for undergraduate students pursuing courses in VLSI design, the book emphasizes the physical understanding of underlying principles of the subject. It not only focuses on circuit design process obeying VLSI rules but also on technological aspects of Fabrication. VHDL modeling is discussed as the design engineer is expected to have good knowledge of it. Various Modeling issues of VLSI devices are focused which includes necessary device physics to the required level. With such an in-depth coverage and practical approach practising engineers can also use this as ready reference.

Proceedings

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Category: Integrated circuits

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VLSI Technology

Author: Wai-Kai Chen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 962

As their name implies, VLSI systems involve the integration of various component systems. While all of these components systems are rooted in semiconductor manufacturing, they involve a broad range of technologies. This volume of the Principles and Applications of Engineering series examines the technologies associated with VLSI systems, including

VLSI Circuit Design Methodology Demystified

A Conceptual Taxonomy

Author: Liming Xiu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

View: 991

This book was written to arm engineers qualified and knowledgeable in the area of VLSI circuits with the essential knowledge they need to get into this exciting field and to help those already in it achieve a higher level of proficiency. Few people truly understand how a large chip is developed, but an understanding of the whole process is necessary to appreciate the importance of each part of it and to understand the process from concept to silicon. It will teach readers how to become better engineers through a practical approach of diagnosing and attacking real-world problems.

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

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Category: Aeronautics

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Lists citations with abstracts for aerospace related reports obtained from world wide sources and announces documents that have recently been entered into the NASA Scientific and Technical Information Database.

Power Aware Design Methodologies

Author: Massoud Pedram

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 522

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Power Aware Design Methodologies was conceived as an effort to bring all aspects of power-aware design methodologies together in a single document. It covers several layers of the design hierarchy from technology, circuit logic, and architectural levels up to the system layer. It includes discussion of techniques and methodologies for improving the power efficiency of CMOS circuits (digital and analog), systems on chip, microelectronic systems, wirelessly networked systems of computational nodes and so on. In addition to providing an in-depth analysis of the sources of power dissipation in VLSI circuits and systems and the technology and design trends, this book provides a myriad of state-of-the-art approaches to power optimization and control. The different chapters of Power Aware Design Methodologies have been written by leading researchers and experts in their respective areas. Contributions are from both academia and industry. The contributors have reported the various technologies, methodologies, and techniques in such a way that they are understandable and useful.

Science Abstracts

Electrical & electronics abstracts. Series B

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Category: Electrical engineering

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Design of High-Performance Microprocessor Circuits

Author: Anantha Chandrakasan

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 557

View: 766

The authors present readers with a compelling, one-stop, advanced system perspective on the intrinsic issues of digital system design. This invaluable reference prepares readers to meet the emerging challenges of the device and circuit issues associated with deep submicron technology. It incorporates future trends with practical, contemporary methodologies.